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NOAA nominee breaks with Trump: Humans are main cause of climate change

barry meyers, nominee to head NOAAPresident Trump’s pick to lead the nation’s top atmospheric office said in his confirmation hearing Wednesday that he agrees that humans are the primary cause of climate change, according to The Washington Post.

Barry Myers, CEO of the private weather forecasting company AccuWeather, was nominated last month to lead the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).


New documents: Trump paid over $1 million to settle labor lawsuit

New documents show Trump paid $1m to settle labor suit

President Trump paid out more than $1 million in the late 1990s to a group of Polish workers in the country illegally who demolished the building that would eventually be replaced by Trump Tower in Manhattan, according to recently unsealed documents.

The workers in 1980 received as little as $4 per hour, and worked 12-hour shifts without gloves, hard hats or masks to demolish the Bonwit Teller building on Fifth Avenue, The New York Times reported Monday.

Trump testified that he did not remember the Polish workers being on the job.

TVNL Comment: Trump, in one of his many narcissistic moments, claimed he had the best memory of anyone in the world.  Now, he cannot remember.  Yes he can.  He just lies.


Trump retweets several videos alleging physical attacks by Muslims posted by far-right British leader

Trump retweets anti Muslim videoPresident Trump's retweets of several videos depicting alleged physical attacks carried out by Muslims – originally posted by the deputy leader of Britain First, a far-right anti-immigration political party – earned the president rebukes from the British government and Muslim groups worldwide.

Critics including British Prime Minister Theresa May accused Trump of trying to stir up anti-Muslim sentiment by retweeting the unverified videos posted by Jayda Fransen posted the videos with the captions: "VIDEO: Islamist mob pushes teenage boy off roof and beats him to death!"; "VIDEO: Muslim Destroys a Statue of Virgin Mary!"; "VIDEO: Muslim migrant beats up Dutch boy on crutches!"


Judge awards Trump administration victory over consumer agency head

Mick Mulvaney gets to head consumer protection agencyThe Trump administration has notched up a significant victory in its battle over the future of consumer protection in the US after a federal judge sided with the White House by refusing to block the president’s choice of the budget director Mick Mulvaney as acting head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

US district judge Timothy Kelly declined on Tuesday to impose an injunction on Trump’s appointment of Mulvaney, who is a leading opponent of pro-consumer regulations, to lead the government watchdog. The ruling came in a lawsuit brought by Leandra English, who had been given the job of interim director of the bureau by its outgoing chief Richard Cordray.


Ivanka Trump lobbies for women in India, draws heat back home

Ivanka Trump in IndiaIvanka Trump lobbied for women's rights and economic empowerment at an entrepreneurial summit in India on Tuesday while drawing criticism from human rights advocates back home for the treatment of global workers who produce her brand-name products.

Trump spoke at the opening of the three-day Global Entrepreneurship Summit in the southern city of Hyderabad. The summit's theme is "Women First, Prosperity for All," and Trump said the growth of women-led businesses is good for society and the global economy.


Dem leaders scrap meeting with Trump after 'Chuck and Nancy' tweet

Chuck and Nancy cancel meeting with Trump after tweetThe Democrats' top leaders in Congress canceled a scheduled meeting with President Donald Trump on Tuesday afternoon over a post the president made on Twitter.

In a joint statement, Senate Democratic leader Charles Schumer and House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi said they didn't see a point in the scheduled meeting in view of Trump's tweet.

In the post, Trump said he didn't see an agreement happening.


Tillerson's Redesign Chief Quits After Three Months

Tillerson's redesign chief quits

The senior State Department official charged with overseeing U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s effort to overhaul the agency has resigned after just three months on the job, according to a department official.

Maliz Beams was named counselor to the department on Aug. 17, according to her biography on the State Department’s website. She has decided to return to her home in Boston, and Christine Ciccone, Tillerson’s deputy chief of staff, will step in to lead the redesign effort, according to the official, who asked not to be identified discussing internal matters.


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